Temple of Yan Hui
The Temple of Yan Hui, more commonly known as simply the Temple of Yan or the Yan Temple (Chinese: 颜庙; pinyin: Yán miào), is a temple in Qufu, China, dedicated to the memory of Yan Hui (521 BC - 490 BC), the favorite disciple of Confucius.
Location and layout
The temple is located within the historic walled city of Qufu, the hometown of Confucius and of Yan Hui himself, in China's Shandong Province. The temple is just south of the northern gates of the city wall, and is few blocks to the north of the Temple of Confucius (which is located north of the city wall's southern gates).
The temple's premises are a rectangle, 254.50 m long (from the north to the south) and 109.80 m wide (from the east to the west). According to local historians, there 148 architectural and sculptural objects (halls, pavilions, gates, steles) on the temple's premises, as well as 369 valuable old trees.
Bilingual stele granting Yan Hui the title of Fusheng (Continuator of the Sage), Duke of Yanguo. Zhishun 2 (1331)
Stele in memory of rebuilding the temple. Zhizheng 9 (1349)
Stele in memory of rebuilding the temple. Zhengtong 6 (1441)
Stele in memory of rebuilding the temple. Zhengde 4 (1509)
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